The phone has a 2.4in touchscreen, a 3.2Mp camera and support for assisted GPS navigation. Web access is provided via Wi-Fi and HSPA (High-Speed Packet Access).
The Sony Ericsson Aspen is one of the first smartphones to use version 6.5.3 of Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system. That version features improved web performance with faster web page load times, says Peter Wissinger from Windows Mobile.
The handset is also a GreenHeart product, Sony Ericsson's label for its more environmentally-friendly products. It is made from recycled materials and has a power-saving mode.
Microsoft has also made the latest version of Windows Mobile more suited to touchscreen phones, enlarging the icons and adding support for capacitive touchscreens and recognition of multitouch gestures, Wissinger said.
However, Aspen buyers won't be able to take advantage of all of those improvements, since the smartphone has a resistive touchscreen that Sony Ericsson has not enabled multitouch gestures.
Pricing hasn't been announced, but the Aspen will start shipping during the second quarter.
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